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and the flags lowered friday and remain at half staff until his funeral. president obama was in south africa in june with the first family, his daughters and wife, taking, really, a history lesson for his daughters. touring the jail cell where he spent so many years as a political prisoner. did not get a chance to meet with nelson mandela because he is too ill. he's been receiving treatment at home, which is what the family wanted to see. you can see him there with winnie mandela. again, he came out of prison back in 1990, known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. >> we are getting reaction from capitol hill now. democratic leader of the house, nancy pelosi just released this statement about the passing of nelson mandela. with the passing of mandela, the world lost a leader who advanced the cause of equality and human rights and overcame a history of oppression in south africa to expand the reach of freedom worldwide. those words from minority leader, nancy pelosi on capitol hill. >> he was south africa's iconic leader, former president whose lifelong struggle helped break the
>>> fast forward through the headlines. prosecutors tell us mark washington forced a 15-year-old girl to undress so he could take photos of her responding to a call at her mother's home. police later found nude pictures of other underage children as well. >>> tomorrow, president obama will talk about the economic benefits of the affordable care act. it's part of the push he launched today to shift the focus from the troubled launch to the potential benefits of health care reform. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray wanted to talk about economic success during a news conference today. he wound up battling with reporters who questioned him and about his 2010 mayoral campaign under federal investigation. yesterday, gray announced he's running for re-election. >>> the search for a teacher accused of sexually abusing her student has police looking half way around the world. >> tonight, we are hearing from the student's parents. the suspect is sharon kuai. pat collins is live in gaithersburg with an update on this unusual case. pat? >> reporter: jim, the victim is 15 years old. he's autistic. the s
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